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WVU Football HC Neal Brown: ‘Our Best Football Is in Front of Us’



WVU Football Garrett Greene, Neal Brown, Chad Scott

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Contrary to what most expected, WVU football is sitting at 4-1 with the bye week ahead. Neal Brown kicked off the week that will offer West Virginia much-needed time off by evaluating his team and offering his thoughts on where the Mountaineers stand after five games.

During his weekly press conference, Brown discussed a myriad of topics. He offered his evaluation of how quarterback Garrett Greene played against TCU, a game he was not slated to play in until Nicco Marchiol suffered an injury in practice a few days before, how special teams led the way and how he feels about still being outside the top 25.

For starters, Brown made it clear he’s obviously happy to be winning, but knows his team is going to have to play much better to keep up this momentum throughout he rest of the season.

“Our best football is in front of us,” said Brown.

As for WVU’s 4-1 record not yet earning inclusion in either the Coaches Poll or the Associated Press’ top 25 rankings, Brown admitted to being disappointed. He said he spent a lot of time on Sunday researching and getting the opinion of Assistant Athletic Director/Football Communications Mike Montoro while putting together his own poll, but questions if voters do as much work and give the same effort.

Brown also reiterated that he truly believes West Virginia deserves to be ranked right now. He added that WVU has played a tougher schedule and has a bigger win (TCU) than some teams who are either ranked or getting more votes.

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When it comes to Brown’s thought about Greene’s performance on Saturday night, he defended his signal caller.

“He moved around a lot better than I anticipated in the game. That’s why we did things different in the second half. I didn’t call a good game in the first half, but was able to do things different in the second half watching him. I expect him to be full go for Houston,” said Brown.

Greene finished the game completing 10 out of 21 pass attempts for 142 yards. He was most effective with his legs, running for 80 yards on 12 carries. Greene scored two touchdown, both on the ground. Brown also mentioned that the offense only had a couple days with the game plan because it changed after Marchiol’s injury.

Next up for the Mountaineers after the bye week is a matchup with former Brown’s predecessor Dana Holgorsen in Houston.

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